Monday, October 1, 2012

Kids Room Fall Tree Display

turn a fall display into a seasonal reading nook

Fall is our favorite season and we love to celebrate! So to welcome fall (and convince it to get here a little faster) we've decorated R's playroom with a whimsical autumn scene. This beautiful display gives R his own fall tree to sit under, even before the leaves start changing outside. It was so easy to create and I absolutely love the outcome.

I began by cutting out the leaves from random bits of construction paper and scrapbooking paper. It was a lot of leaves, but it went by pretty quickly. I stretched it out over a couple of nights so I wouldn't get tired of it. If you have children that like to cut this could go even faster!

I made the tree out of brown paper lunch sacks. The amount would vary on the height of your walls, but I used about ten for the whole thing. I just cut them down one side and through the bottom so that the bags would open up flat. Then I taped them into a corner of R's playroom with one half of the bag on each wall.

how to make a comfortable reading nook.

Then R and I taped everything to the walls. He had a lot of fun choosing which leaf went where. And it was a wonderful time to talk. We spoke about the leaves changing color, the wind, what we hoped to do this fall, and what we'd like to learn about. We also spread the leaves throughout his playroom to make it seem like the wind was carrying them.

After it was finished I added a comfy seating area and a basket of fall books. When R walked back in, he was so excited to see this seasonal little reading nook. He immediately sat and read and declared it the best ever. He even went as far as saying it was better than reading in the hammock. And let me tell you, that's a huge statement!

Seasonal reading nook

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  1. doesn't he look so cute curled up there reading a book? i love that display. trying to figure out where we could do one at... would love it if you linked this up to my party :)

  2. Joyce- Magic. This post and that tree and those photos. Pure. Magic. It reminds me of the first time I found your wonderful blog with that fall bucket list tree that I shared all over the place. What a gift- I love Fall and you find ways to embody it every year- Wow!

  3. What a neat and frugal way to decorate and do some learning about the seasons!


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